The outrageous assertions by Bruno Mantovani, director of the Paris Conservatoire, that women can’t conduct and don’t really want to, have been taken up by a feminist blogger on the website of France TV.
Marie Donzel is not going to let Bruno get away with this. She compares him to one of those sports commentators who let their gobs run away with them in the heat of a match and wind up revealing their sexist, racist heart. As for women’s ambitions, what does a pampered prick who has risen seamlessly through the corrupt musical bureaucracy know what women musicians really want? Ouh la, la, Bruno, tu n’as pas commencé que déjà tu glisses.
Read Marie here (en francais, but feel free to post a translation).